REVIEW: Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar Lands Lackluster New Food at Disney Springs
Jock Lindsey, bush pilot for famed archaeologist Indiana Jones, has flown to his hangar bar at Disney Springs with new menu items and spices in tow. However, we think it might not have been worth the trip. While a few items on the new menu stand out, others lack a bold enough set of flavors to live up to the adventurous aesthetic of Jock and his hangar bar. These new items have replaced some of the old standbys, like the Incan Tuna Tacos, Pork Belly Sliders, Sankara Stones and Barrels, and the Pakoras of Mayapore.
New Menu Items at Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar
Tanis Tuna – $15.00
This sliced Za’atar-spiced seared tuna is served with hummus and topped with a chickpea, tomato, and celery salad. The tuna itself landed a bit on the salty side, which is to be somewhat expected, but it also lacked in seasoning. Combining it with some of the hummus, which also paired nicely with the tomatoes, did help, but the overall plate doesn’t live up to the price tag.
Lomo Saltado Peruvian Flank Steak – $13.00
Topped with piquillo peppers, pickled onions, and served on a bed of fries, the thinly sliced grilled flank steak is paired with tamari-lime dressing and yellow pepper aioli. Online, the menu suggests this was once served with “crispy potatoes,” so the adjustment to fries is slightly disappointing. The steak had an overall good texture and the aioli stood out in taste. A good dish to share.
Chen’s BBQ Pork Skewers – $13.00
Served in lettuce cups, this grilled pork belly with gojuchang pepper sauce, pickled vegetables, and cilantro was a hit with the table. An excellent lighter option in a rather dairy/gluten heavy menu, all elements balanced well and were served separated so you could determine how much or little of an aspect you wanted to enjoy. Some skewer chunks were a bit fatty, but you should expect that with pork belly.
Shishak Seared Cheese – $12.50
This dish of halloumi cheese served with mediterranean tomato, cucumber and pita chip salad is a perplexing combination. While the cheese had its own unique savory texture, the salad’s elements never seemed to mesh for a flavorful bite. Perhaps if served with a full pita or some naan that would help bring it all together, but, as is, you’re left picking through the individual pieces, and a combination of flavors never fully forms on the palate.
Lao Che’s Peppers – $8.00
Don’t let a dish named after one of Indy’s gangster adversaries fool you––it couldn’t be less ruthless. This plate of blistered shishito peppers comes with a sesame dipping sauce, but none of the kick you’d expect. This is not a spicy appetizer. It couldn’t be more mild. Going in with that knowledge, perhaps it would be a better dish, but, as a certain Knight of the Holy Grail once stated, we chose… poorly.
A big thanks to Josh of easyWDW who took these amazing food photos, despite our dimly-lit quarters in the Hangar Bar.
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